Transition to laying feed? 12 weeks and 15 weeks pullets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by greysandy, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. greysandy

    greysandy Out Of The Brooder

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    I wasn't planning on transitioning to laying feed for another month or so, since I still have a 50 lb bag of starter for my 10 pullets. 8 of them are 12 weeks old and 2 are 15 weeks old. One of the 15 week pullets, a BR, has started to exhibit some "getting close to laying" behaviors such as squatting, loud clucking and her ears are bright red.

    Yesterday, when I noticed her ears, I put out some oyster shell in a separate dish for her. Will it hurt her if I don't put her on laying feed for another 2 weeks or so? Should I switch all of them, even though most are still too young to lay, or should I just switch once I finish the bag of starter?

    I wasn't planning on this so soon [​IMG]
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I don't start mine on layer feed til they are at point of lay or laying....I'd keep them on the starter grower....
     

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